All-You-Can-Read Digital Newspapers Now Available in the RBdigital App and Platform

Through an exclusive partnership with PressReader, library patrons can now access over 2,500 leading newspapers in RBdigital


Landover, MD, October 8, 2019—Recorded Books, an RBmedia company, today announced the availability of unlimited access newspapers in its RBdigital app and platform. In partnership with PressReader, RBdigital provides libraries unlimited access to more than 2,500 of the world’s leading newspapers, including the Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, New York Post, and Philadelphia Inquirer.

Now RBdigital can provide libraries with the broadest newspaper collection available, featuring:

• 2,500+ newspapers, including 90 days of back issues
• Content from across the US and Canada as well as 100+ other countries
• Unlimited access
• Newspapers spanning 60 languages
• Translations of original-language content in up to 16 different languages
• Easy-to-find content that is searchable by topic, reporter, and contributor

“We’re excited to add RBdigital to the PressReader network,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of PressReader Group of Companies. “This partnership will be instrumental in putting our premium content into the hands of library patrons around the world, and furthering our mission of supporting quality journalism and improving the way readers discover stories that matter.”

“According to the Pew Research Center, 89% of Americans get their news online,” said John Shea, Chief Product and Marketing Officer for RBmedia. “Library patrons can now go to one place—the RBdigital app—to get unlimited access to newspapers and 15 different types of content including audiobooks, magazines, eBooks, videos, educational courses, and more.”

To learn more about RBdigital PressReader Unlimited Newspapers, visit


About Recorded Books

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 40,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. In addition to offering the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also delivers eBooks, magazines, newspapers, comics, entertainment services, educational offerings, health and wellness content, and more. The company’s RBdigital app delivers the library industry’s broadest array of digital services to millions of consumers. Recorded Books is an RBmedia company. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Learn more about Recorded Books at

About PressReader

PressReader brings the largest selection of global publications from trusted sources to both academic and public libraries—all on a single digital platform. With offices in Vancouver, Dublin, and Manila, the company provides the largest all-you-can-read platform of newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world—publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Guardian, and Newsweek, to name just a few.

With PressReader, patrons get instant access to the editorial content they know and trust. Easy search tools help them quickly sort through to the pieces they’re looking for. PressReader also offers a variety of industry standard authentication methods like IP and EZ Proxy, as well as SIP2 and OpenAthens. New York Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, and National Library of Singapore are among the thousands of public libraries that give patrons instant access to quality content from home, and from around the world. Learn more at